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Rise Against The Machine for UK Xmas number 1 please.

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posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 07:36 PM
For those of you that are sick of simon cowell making an extra few bucks at christmas at your ears expense you'll be glad to know there is a facebook group boycotting it - Buy buying RATM's Killing In The Name Of.
I havent actually bought music in years but considering the track was just 65p on i thought hey, why not?
The last thing i want for christmas is a cheap ass meaningless song by someone who wasnt good enough to make a proper record contract.

What do you think? Time for a change? Time for abit more competition in the charts?
The music is part of the reason i hate christmas.

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 01:29 AM
I'm not buying RATM either ... it's daft to buy a music track you don't care for just to spite Mr Cowell & his X Factor winner Joe.

And 19 million British viewers tuned into the X Factor final Sunday, one of the largest tv audiences in years. Might be heresy but I quite enjoyed the show ! I even voted for Joe too ! It's totally harmless fun, just a talent show, nothing more than that.

At least Cowell comes up with tv ideas that the public find popular, give him some credit ?

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by SearchLightsInc

Just for the record, they're called Rage Against The Machine. They're one of my favorite bands.

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 07:16 AM
I LUUUURRVE RATM, but when im stuffed on christmas day watching top of the pops, the last thing i want to hear is that lol... Now if it was MUSE on the other hand??????

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 07:58 AM
I would much rather have RATM as No. 1 at Xmas.

Not that i ever listen to the charts.... but it's the principle.

**** you i wont do what ya tell me......**** you i wont do what ya tell me...

COME ON RAGE..... You can do it....

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 08:43 AM
reply to post by blupblup

I cant stop playin this track, I have it on like all the time !!

I just sums up my feelings at the mo.....

**** you I won't do what you tell me !!

posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 01:21 PM
[edit on 16/12/09 by blupblup]

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 02:58 PM
reply to post by blupblup

Mmmmm, I'm intrigued......

What did you edit out ???

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 03:01 PM
reply to post by uk today

I went to post the video of it.... but then realised i already had...

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 03:03 PM
reply to post by blupblup

Can't get too much of it baby

Just keep posting it !!!

Lets all join in........

Fu*k you I won't do what you tell me.......

posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:30 PM
Does anyone else think RATM should make a Christmas album???

That would be hilarious!!!

Even though the idea of a Christmas album, would probably go against their "supposed" anti-capitalist ideology, but then again they signed with a major label, so they shouldn't have any problem with it. :shk:

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 02:23 PM
Ive purchased this twice off of amazon... its only 29p so you cant go wrong really!

Its ridiculous how people like Simon Cowell are taking it, claiming that the campaign is akin to bullying.
If there was a boycott on buying Joe Mcelderry's single then maybe that would look like bullying, but this campaign was started before he even won it. Its just the fact that every single year since X factor started, they've had the christmas no.1. And every single year its some cheese fest of a song that has rarely has any relevance to the artist. Its just about making the show more money. I find it ridiculous personally, the winner's song gets picked weeks before they even know who's going to be in the final, and with all the contestants having different sounds the song that gets released doesnt always suit them.

But yea, rant over.. 4 hours til its all over!

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 05:24 PM
I've downloaded the Rage song off and Amazon. It's still the top selling download track on and also HMV. I think it was second on Amazon, last time i looked.

In an article i read Cowell and Cheryl Cole were likening the campaign to bullying.

They've missed the point. It's not a personal attack against the winner of X-Factor, it's against the show itself and how each year we've had the same manufactured garbage as number one. We don't want it anymore.

Paul McCartney also said he likes the idea of Rage Against the Machine winning, which is kind of ironic since he did go on the show. Then again he likened it to a car crash.

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:00 PM
RATM and The X Factor are both signed to labels owned by Sony

I'm surprised you conspiracy theorist didn't notice that, so yeah the money is going to the same exact place. :shk:

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:16 PM

And of course......

[edit on 05/08/2009 by LiveForever8]

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:24 PM
reply to post by nick_napalm

You missed the point.

It wasn't a campaign against Sony. People were tried of the same old nonsense from X-Factor being christmas number one. The RATM song had a meaning and a point.

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 03:02 PM

RATM are number one


[edit on 20/12/09 by blupblup]

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 03:18 PM
reply to post by blupblup

You love posting that don't you dude !!

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 07:46 PM
reply to post by Kram09

A bunch of Champagne Socialist, speaking out against the very same thing they're making money for???

I'm sorry, but it's harder for me to like a band that pretends to speak out against the system, and goes around and becomes a part of it.

Just replace The Clash with RATM, and that's what I think about them.

Now if they were signed to an independent label, that would be different.

[edit on 20-12-2009 by nick_napalm]

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 08:49 PM
I cant tell you how happy I was finding out that RATM beat Joe.

By 50,000+ as well, and apparantly 100,000 of the final figure were just purchases made on saturday!

If I see one more person state that they are both on sony's label I'm going to stab myself in the eye. On both the facebook pages the comments go 1. Some encouraging comment about RATM 2. Another encouraging comment, and 3. Are you all thick, RATM & Joe are both represented by sony, duhhhhh.
And that cycle just repeats itself over and over and over again.

The aim of the campaign wasnt to make him lose money, or anger Simon in any way... although its obviously an attractive bonus. It was merely to bring back a bit of competition for the xmas number 1.
And besides, Joe's single sold roughly the amount that the x factor christmas number one's sell anyway.

Plus, Im guessing the people who did purchase RATM wouldnt have been buying Joe's single even if the campaign hadnt been started.

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